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3rd place Carlow ready to pounce on Lakers

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National League Div 1
Scotts Lakers v IT Carlow
Sunday at 3pm
(Killarney Sports Centre)

If things go well for IT Carlow this weekend, the intimidating-looking nine-point gap to the second place Lakers could be cut to just three.

The top two teams from each conference will advance to the playoffs at the end of the season and with Ballincollig dominating the south, it appears as though the rest are playing for second.

It’s a huge weekend of basketball for the teams at the top. Carlow host UL (3-9) on Saturday in a game they will be expected to win while the Lakers have a tricky away tie, also on Saturday evening, against a Ballincollig side who are undefeated in the league (13-0). If the Killarney men fail to inflict upon Ballincollig their first defeat of the season, the gap between second and third could be six ahead of the crucial six-pointer at the Auracle on Sunday afternoon.

If that were to transpire, Carlow would surely smell blood and Sunday’s battle could well prove to be one of the most important games of the season.

On the flipside, the Lakers will see this as a tremendous opportunity. Their two opponents in this weekend’s double-header are the only two teams to beat them in the league this season so some payback is on the cards, and a pair of victories would put them in an extremely strong position heading into the final third of the season.

Last Saturday’s cup defeat to the Limerick Celtics will have hurt but they can make statement this weekend by giving their biggest league rivals a right good rattle. A number of recent home games ended in largely uneventful blow-out wins but the loyal home fans were treated to a thriller last weekend. With crucial league points at stake and a really good team coming to town, this one has all the makings of another Auracle classic.

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“Avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney” Kerry County Council

County Kerry is now bearing the full brunt of Storm Barra and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team reminds everyone that a Status RED weather warning, the highest such warning, remains in place for Kerry until 9pm. Kerry County Council is advising people to avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney Due to the significant risk […]

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County Kerry is now bearing the full brunt of Storm Barra and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team reminds everyone that a Status RED weather warning, the highest such warning, remains in place for Kerry until 9pm.

Kerry County Council is advising people to avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney

Due to the significant risk to life and property, members of the public should remain indoors and not travel for the rest of the evening. Everyone is advised to follow updates on weather warnings from Met Éireann as well as the local media and social media.

There are an increasing number of roads closed or blocked because of fallen trees, electricity poles and spot flooding. Council crews will respond to issues when it is safe to do so and with the assistance of other agencies where required.

The N71 road at the Suspension Bridge in Kenmare remains closed to traffic as does the N70 Tralee to Castlemaine Road at the hairpin bends. There are a significant number of local and regional and local roads blocked or partially blocked by fallen trees, electricity poles and debris in all parts of the county so travel should be avoided.

The Ballycasheen Road in Killarney and Main Street in Ballybunion (and the surrounding area) should be avoided due to concerns about potential falling debris.

The Council’s emergency contact number is 066 7183588 and it will be operational through this evening and tonight.

Fallen electricity wires/poles and power outages should be reported to ESB Networks on 1800 372 999.

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Muckross Road reopened after fallen tree cleared

By Sean Moriarty Muckross Road was closed earlier today on the approach to the Muckross Park Hotel. A tree had been blown over by Storm Barra and is blocking the road at the Muckross Abbey entrance to the National Park. Killarney Gardai have confirmed that the road is re-open. Kerry County Council and the ESB […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Muckross Road was closed earlier today on the approach to the Muckross Park Hotel.

A tree had been blown over by Storm Barra and is blocking the road at the Muckross Abbey entrance to the National Park.

Killarney Gardai have confirmed that the road is re-open.

Kerry County Council and the ESB are aware of the incident.

“Electricity wires are tangled up in that one so ESB will have to attend,” a Council spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We can only clear these issues when it is safe to do so.”

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